OSPAR is exploring cooperation with the Cartagena Convention (for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region).
We will look at how we can help each other in our similar objectives on protection and sustainable use of the Caribbean and the North-East Atlantic. The Atlantic Ocean joins the regions of the two conventions via circulating currents. Some species also migrate the long distances between the respective coasts. Add to this our common Contracting Parties (France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom), the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals and our close collaboration is focused and purposeful.